When you start to type in “benefit roller” into Google, one of the first suggestions is “benefit roller lash dupe.” Uhoh! That doesn’t bode well considering I know the price of this stuff! (Here’s one, and here’s another one.)
I received a mini tube of benefit Roller Lash mascara in my March Topbox. As I have mentioned, I LOVE the benefit They’re Real mascara. So far I have been happy with every benefit product I have tried, but am in denial that anything could be better than They’re Real. Turns out, I may still be right.
As benefit does, the bottle is pretty cute. I open the tube and at first glance, I don’t get it. Do they mean the fact that the end is ever-so-slightly curved? I thought it meant little grabby things on the end of each bristle. I thought wrong. It looks like a normal plastic brush to me. (Maybe that’s why there are so many dupes out there?)
Does it curl?
Honestly… I can’t tell. Maybe I’m using it wrong. The instructions tell you to “gently wiggle the wand from base of lashes to tip.” I can do the wiggle on my right eye, but the angle of my hand doesn’t allow for much wiggle on my left eye. I don’t think the two eyes look very different.
I don’t think it necessarily does what it states it will do, but if I ignore that, it’s a pretty decent mascara. It lasts well. If you’re not careful, it does clump a bit; but when you are careful, it coats pretty well. The colour is satisfactory.
The durability is pretty good. Because of my mascara obsession, I do occasionally add a little swipe halfway through the day, but a normal person wouldn’t need to.
As an every day mascara, I like it; I’ll still stick to They’re Real for when I want drama. I’m not sure I would buy Roller Lash, but I’ll definitely use up the whole tube. Even though I hate wasting makeup, I don’t always do this. More on that to come!